Congress Questions the Viability of LightSquared’s Interference Solutions

The day after sending a petition to the FCC requesting that the commission establish enforceable reliability standards for unlicensed GPS equipment, LightSquared complained that it had been denied a seat at a congressional hearing held by the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari said at the hearing,”There appears to be no practical solutions or mitigations that would permit the LightSquared broadband service as proposed, to operate in the next few months or years without significantly interfering with GPS.” Porcari’s comments were met with agreement from three additional witnesses. Read more